08-09.05.21 Daily APPSC Current Affairs.

ANDHRA PRADESH

Andhra Pradesh: Anganwadis and primary schools to now be merged

 

Chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has asked officials to merge anganwadi centres in the state with primary schools. He has also told them to use anganwadi and primary schools’ teaching staff to lay a strong education foundation for children. The chief minister also released a book on ‘spoken English’ and CDs designed by the department of women development and child welfare for anganwadi teachers.

 

The student-teacher ratio should be maintained and schools should be within a two-kilometre radius for students. The chief minister said all schools and anganwadi centres are being revamped and a situation in which a school has to be closed down should not arise. He also directed officials to construct

INTERNATIONAL

Stratolaunch Test Flies – World Largest Airplane

 

The world’s largest aircraft manufactured by Stratolaunch recently completed its second test flight from the Mojave Aerospace Port in California.

The flight reached an altitude of 4,267 meters during the test flight. It got a top speed of 320 kilometres per hour. This aircraft can carry a payload of more than 220 tons. The wingspan of the aircraft is 117 meters. This is bigger than an American football field. It was named “Roc”.

The roc bird is a big bird usually mentioned in the mythology of the Middle East. It is very popular in “Sinbad the Sailor”. It uses a dual body configuration. The fuselage is the main part of the aircraft. It accommodates cargo, crew and passengers. The dual body design has two bodies.

 

NATIONAL

DCGI Approved 2-deoxy-D-glucose

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has authorised the anti-COVID drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose for emergency use.

It was established in partnership with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL) in Hyderabad by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

 

 

Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage Production-Linked Incentive Scheme

The proposal of the Department of Heavy Industry to introduce the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme ‘National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage’ has been approved by the Union Cabinet.

With an investment of Rs 18,100 crore, achieve a manufacturing capacity of 50 GWh of ACC and 5 GWh of Niche ACC.

ACCs are a new generation of advanced storage technologies that can store electric energy as electrochemical or chemical energy and then convert it back to electricity as required.

 It will also boost electric mobility, which will support three-wheelers, four-wheelers, and heavy vehicles.

NITI Aayogs Project for Great Nicobar Island

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCCEnvironment )’s Appraisal Committee (EAC) – Infrastructure I has raised serious concerns about NITI Aayog’s ambitious project for Great Nicobar Island.

The committee, on the other hand, has overcome the project’s first hurdle.

 It has “recommended” that it be granted “terms of reference (TOR)” for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies, which will begin with three-month baseline studies.

RBI Grants PPI Authorisation to Eroute Technologies

Eroute Technologies has been given permission to operate as a prepaid payment instruments (PPI) company by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Eroute Technologies Pvt Ltd was granted a perpetual licence by the RBI to begin issuing and operating semi-closed pre-paid instruments in India.

 Through developing user-friendly payment solutions that meet the unique needs of different customer segments in our society, the company aims to support the underserved segments, which number nearly 680 million people.

 PPIs are financial instruments that allow the purchase of goods and services, such as financial services, remittances, and funds transfers, against the value stored in them.

Smokeless Cremation System Developed

The Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, has produced a prototype of a moveable electric cremation device that claims to be the world’s first smokeless cremation system despite the use of wood.

It uses half of the wood required for cremation.

 Because of the use of combustion air system technology, it is very environmentally friendly.

 It is based on the wick furnace technology, in which the wick will turn yellow when lighted.

 With the aid of a combustion air system mounted over the wicks, this is transformed into a smokeless blue flame.

 

 

 

 

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